Dogs

BENTLEY (M)

(Born 04/2010; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

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SOAR came out to Animal Protective Services last week looking for a new Beagle to fill the departed Fonzie’s shoes (feet?).  Well, owing to their good judgement and impeccable timing, you Beagle lovers once again have a slam dunk adoption choice out here in me, Bentley.  I am a trim 25 pounds – neutered, and Heartworm negative.  Get out here soon–don’t let another Beagle lover beat you to the punch.

MADDIE (F)

(Born 05/2013; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

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Hey, everyone.  Maddie is my name, and I’m about 25-30 pounds of silly Spaniel and flat coated Retriever.  SOAR brought me here from Animal Protective Services last week along with Bentley and Oliver.  I just had some babies, but they did not come with me to SOAR.  Now I have been tested for Heartworm disease (negative) and have been spayed, which is okay by me because I get the feeling my former parents gave me up over the whole birthing situation so I’d rather that not be an issue again.  And besides, I think I’ve already had enough litters in my relatively short lifetime.  I’m a friendly girl looking forward to a fresh start with a new family.  Can you help?

OLIVER (M)

(Born 04/2011; Arrived SOAR 05/2015)

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Uh-oh, caught on film again, begging for some attention.  Yep, that’s me – Oliver.  I guess I’m kind of a Sheltie/Collie mix, but to hear them talk around here, there’s absolutely no guessing about my good looks, ideal size (30-35 pounds), and playful personality.  SOAR brought me here with Bentley and Maddie from Animal Protective Services.  I had ended up there because my energy was not a good match for the family’s other dog who was on the passive side.  I am neutered, and I tested Heartworm negative.  Are you looking for a handsome and outgoing young man?  Do you have a pal at home who shares my playful nature?  If you do, I’m right here, waiting for you.

GYRL (F)

(Born 01/2010; Arrived SOAR 02/2015)

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Pretty sweet name don’t you think?  Well, that’s just the half of it because I have an unbelievably sweet disposition to match.  Someone rescued me from the street life in downtown Wilmington and brought me to SOAR.  I am being treated for Heartworm, but otherwise I’m as healthy as can be at 40-45 pounds.  I have been getting along great with everyone here – even Puddin’ the cat (that’s Puddin’ taking a siesta on the chair in the background).  I like hanging around inside the office, sunbathing on the deck, taking walks, giving kisses – you name it.  I will be going into foster care while I go through my treatment, after which I will be ready for adoption.  Give my foster mom Jeannine a call (910-477-1263; 772-324-8468) if you have questions or to check on my progress.  Thanks everyone.

LAYLA (F)

(Born 09/2012; Arrived SOAR 02/2015)

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Hey, everybody…My name is Layla.  I just moved in from my former residence in Ash, NC.  I needed a few days to adjust, but already I am feeling quite comfy at SOAR as you can see here.  Belly rubs are a favorite of mine.  I have been learning how to get around on a leash for the first time, and I just about have it down.  I am a shepherd (Aussie?)/Border Collie mix, spayed and fully vetted, and, I am microchipped.  Lately I have been honing my herding skills with Lyla in the big play yard.  I have lived with cats and other dogs, so no issues there.  Hope to see you soon.

LYLA (F)

(Born 06/2011; Arrived SOAR 10/2011, then 03/2012)

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Hey there.  I am Lyla, a 4-year old female Boxer or Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.  I was adopted for a little while back in 2012.  One day, my owner left me alone on the back deck and something scared me off.  Next thing I know, Oak Island Animal Control picks me up and the owner tells them to take me back to SOAR.  A fine how do you do!  I am very athletic and don’t mind going to a home with humans who like to be active.  A home with another friendly dog like me to run and play with would be right up my alley too, but when it’s time to take it down a notch, just say so.  I will be all yours for a leisurely stroll (have you seen me in 2014′s Oak Island Mardi Gras By The Sea and Christmas By The Sea parades?).  I am very smart too – I can sit, shake and give kisses (Be sure to see my video on our Facebook page – 12/15/14), but playing with the other dogs is really what I do best.  If you need proof, just see my latest Facebook video with Chub – 05/04/15, or even better, just bring your best friend out to SOAR for a visit and watch us go.  Then maybe we can all go back to your house.

      BABY (F)

(Born 11/2008; Arrived SOAR 01/2011)

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What’s Up??  I am Baby and I came to SOAR from Pender County Animal Services when they needed to displace all of us while they were having to renovate their shelter.  I am a female Lab mix, spayed and up to date on my shots.   About 6 years old, I have now spent four of those years here at SOAR.  Why?  I can’t imagine it’s because I’m a silly girl, and because I love to run around with my squeaky toys and with the other dogs here, though I’m generally quite docile.  Stop by for a visit.  Take me for a walk or a game of fetch in the exercise yard.  See if you can figure it out.

GUS (M) & LIBBY (F)

(Born 07/2008; Arrived SOAR 11/2009)

Hello everyone.  I am Gus to the right with my sister Libby, enjoying an outing at the beach.  We are Treeing Walker Hounds.  Right now, I am in foster care with a very nice couple on Oak Island.  Maybe you have seen some great pictures of me that they put on SOAR’s Facebook page.  We were rescued by SOAR over five years ago.  We’ve made lots of good friends there over the years, but it would sure be nice to catch a break and connect with somebody who’ll love us 24-7 for the rest of our healthy lives.  We are both sweet, laid back, get along good with other dogs, and are good with cats. We would love to find a home together, though we are not insisting on that.  Could your home be the one?

DIXIE (F)

(Born 12/2005; Arrived SOAR 02/2008, then 01/2009)

Hello.  I am Dixie, a 9-year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, spayed and up to date on my shots. If I look familiar, it may be because you saw me on the back cover of PawPrints Magazine a couple of years back.  I was Pet of the Month you see for 12 consecutive issues.  Most recently, you might have spotted me strutting my stuff in the 2014 Oak Island Christmas By The Sea parade.  A sweetie when I came to SOAR with my 3 babies in 2008, I am just as sweet today – as long as we are not talking cats, that is.  They are not safe around me.  A nice couple adopted me during my first year at SOAR.  They had to bring me back after 6 months, not because I was bad, but because I was just a little too much for them to handle back then.  These were some of their comments on the surrender form: “Sweet”, “loving”, “smart”, “knows commands”, “good with other dogs”, “very social”; “too strong for old person.”  All true then and still true today.  Don’t miss my video on our Facebook page – 11/24/14 – catch me at one of my favorite things to do — running after the ball with my SOAR pal Baby and flashing my soccer moves.  Won’t you give me the break I’ve been very patiently awaiting?  I won’t disappoint.

ALLIE (F)

(Born 06/2009; Arrived SOAR 05/2013)                                      

allieHi!  I am Allie, a 6-year old Wirehaired Terrier mix.  My past life caused me some anxiety for sure, but SOAR came to my rescue and my days seem a lot sunnier now, as I am pretty much a happy-go-lucky girl, chasing balls, going on walks, getting belly rubs, and getting brushed.  Yes, I am enjoying the company of the volunteers, but my earlier experiences have left me a little jumpy sometimes – most often around men that I am not familiar with.  I like most of the dogs here–Baby Bear was my favorite, then Benji and I ‘buddied up’ but he’s moved on, so I’m looking again.  Cats are not really my cup of tea.  Please come out for a visit or two so we can really get acquainted.  Then maybe we can go home???

CHUB (M)

(Born 01/2014; Arrived SOAR 04/2015)

***ADOPTED 05/14/15***

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SONNY (M)

(Born 07/2014; Arrived SOAR 04/2015)

***ADOPTED 05/01/15***

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KITA (M)

(Born 12/2010; Arrived SOAR 12/2013)

***ADOPTED 03/31/15***

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ADDISON (F)

(Born 12/2012; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/24/15***

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FONZIE (M)

(Born 07/2008; Arrived SOAR 08/2013)

***ADOPTED 03/14/15***

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SADIE (F)

(Born 08/2008; Arrived SOAR 08/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/09/15***

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BENJI (M)

(Born 02/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 03/02/15***

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WRIGLEY (F)

(Born 08/2013; Arrived SOAR 01/2015)

***ADOPTED 02/14/15***

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ROCKY (M)

(Born 06/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 12/31/14***

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LOLA (F)

(Born 11/2013; Arrived SOAR 12/2014)

***ADOPTED 12/29/14***

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BABY BEAR (F)

(Born 11/2012; Arrived SOAR 04/2013)

***ADOPTED 12/13/14***

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DUKE (M)

***ADOPTED 12/05/14***

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OLLIE (M)

***ADOPTED 10/25/14***

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OWEN (M)

***ADOPTED 10/04/14***

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CLANCY (M)

***ADOPTED 09/20/14***

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RIDLEY (M)

***ADOPTED 08/30/14***

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BAYLEE (F)

***ADOPTED 07/30/14***

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CHOMPER (M)

***ADOPTED 07/12/14***

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MERLIN (M)

***ADOPTED 07/11/14***

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BARBARA (F)

***ADOPTED***

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BUDDY (M)

***ADOPTED***

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KING (M)

***ADOPTED***

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LUCKY (M)

***ADOPTED***

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ROMEO (M)

***ADOPTED***

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CANDY (F)

***ADOPTED***

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CHIPPER (M)

***ADOPTED***

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MAX (M)

***ADOPTED***

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HOPE (F)

***ADOPTED***

Hope

BLIZZARD (M)

***ADOPTED***

Blizzard

JASPA (M)

(Yes JASPA – not Jasper)

***ADOPTED***

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ANNIE (F)

*** ADOPTED ***

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MIA (F)

***ADOPTED***

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ZOEY (F)

****ADOPTED******

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TARBY (M) & HUSKER (M)

*****ADOPTED********

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                            LEMON DROP (F)

***ADOPTED***

MAJOR (M)

***** ADOPTED *****

MANGO (M)

***ADOPTED***

 

30 Responses to Dogs

  1. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    Hello one and all at SOAR…

    Just an update on Shorty. Well, going on 2 months and he is GREAT! He has a girl friend as you know, “Big” Nell a St. Bernard. They lie on the living room floor together and when not wrestling watching t.v. After supper we go for walks on the beach. Nell and Shorty chase each other and attack the sea weed monsters. They then explore the muddy pond and spend hours in the mud making quite a mess of them selves. Then baths and a little snack before bed. They never go far. Shorty is just as sweet as can be. His only bad habit in the house was going on the dinning room table to look out. We had a couple long discussions on that and he has stopped. Klink and Coco my long haired dachshunds are getting up in years and Shorty looks after them. Hope to shoot some pics soon, We’ll be up for a visit soon, Our best to all,

  2. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    SHORTY! Well as every one knows Shorty is with me now 6 months. What a great guy. His girl friend Big Nell the St. Bernard and he make an odd couple. We can’t take them on walks togeather because they want to play and Big Nell can be over powering. Shorty runs like the wind at the beach. With his nose at night will bull doze all the covers off the bed. Will sit with me all day watching the critters in the woods or sit and watch t.v. all night. Now he used to jump on dinning room table at will. In past few months did twice. I had a long talk with him each time. He sulked.

  3. Dominick DellaRipa says:

    HELLO FROM HOLDEN BEACH! WELL IT IS APRIL ALREADY AND SHORTY IS DOING HIS SPRING CLEANING? HE WENT TO THE POND YESTERDAY FOR A SWIM! CAME OUT LOOKING LIKE A RIVER RAT. PRETTY STINKY TOO. SO OFF FOR A HERBAL BATH. HE HAS A NEW LADY NOW, HEIDI WHO IS AN 11 OR SO WIENER DOG. AS USUAL SHORTY IS SMITTEN WITH HER, BUT HIS REGULAR GAL PAL BIG NELL IS STILL HIS ONE AND TRUE LOVE.

    TIME FOR OUR TIME HONORED AFTER NOON WALK. SEE EVERY ONE SOON.

  4. Steve Salerno says:

    Hi, Dominick. I don’t believe we met when you adopted Shorty from us last year. I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy your updates. As a long time volunteer who readily grows attached to the cats and dogs who come under our care, I can tell you it’s uplifting to hear of their good fortunes with folks like yourself. Rock on Shorty!

    Steve Salerno

  5. Mimi Brown says:

    Hi SOAR family,

    Although we moved away with Sampson(adopted in 2010, called Mr. BoBo Bear), we check on this great shelter often. Thank you for the work you do and the lives you change…both 2 and 4(sometimes 3)legged. I am always reminding my friends in Southport that you are OPEN FOR ADOPTION!

    Since our move, we have adopted another friend–Lily the lab. We have found a shelter here that does amazing work as well!

    Mimi Brown

    • Director says:

      Thank you Mimi! We couldnt do it with out all the support from our community and beyond. Give our best to Sampson and Lily!!

  6. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HI GUYS, IT IS MID JUNE ALREADY. LET YOU KNOW SHORTY IS HIS USUAL LOVEABLE SELF. I HAVE HAD SOME HEALTH ISSUES OF LATE AND SHORTY IS A GREAT CARE GIVER. HE STAYS CLOSE, OUT ONLY FOR BRIEF PERIODS BECAUSE HE HAS TO KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ME. BETWEEN HIM AND HIS GIRL FRIEND BIG NELL I AM IN GOOD PAWS.

  7. Ann Gates says:

    Just wanted to let you know how well Zeke is doing since he came home to Ohio with us in March! He loved laying in the air conditioning this hot summer. He enjoys the company of his brother, Buddy, and sister, Diza. We go on long walks together. Our grandson, Niko, is seventeen months old. He and Zeke are the same height. Niko just throws his arms around Zeke’s neck and hugs him! Zeke just wags his tail and loves him back. We are all headed to Holden Beach in October and hope to stop by and say hello!

  8. DOMINICK DELLARIPA says:

    HELLO! CHRISTAMS ALREADY. RIGHT NOW SHORTY, YES, THE ONE AND ONLY SHORTY IS TAKING CARE OF LADY. WE GOT LADY LAST WEEK FROM ALMOST HOME DASCHSHOUND RESCUE. SHE IS A SANTUARY DOG. MAJOR OPERATION FOR CANCER LAST JULY. TOOK HER FOR CHECK UP AND X-RAYS, SO FAR, SO GOOD. SHORTY KNOWS SHE HAD IT TUFF AND WATCHES OUT FOR HER. AS WE ALL KNOW, SHORTY IS VERY SPECIAL. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  9. Randy and Paula Thompson says:

    Hey Guys,
    Just wanted to say thank you. We adopted “Duke” from SOAR back in 2002. He was a Newfy/ Great Dane Mix that we had the pleasure of being his humans. He passed away last month after 11 wonderful years. We were so blessed to have shared our lives with him, he was a majestic, noble, loving family member that showed unconditional love. Thank you for the awesome work you do.

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Mr. and Mrs. Thompson,

      I started volunteering at SOAR in the beginning of 2005 so I did not have the pleasure of knowing Duke. I am nonetheless sad for your loss, but still glad we were able to connect you with Duke and help bring joy to your lives. Thank you for your kind words. God bless Duke.

      Steve Salerno

  10. Megan Carroll says:

    I love working with everyone and All the animals are so Awesome!!!! I have pictures I will post or I can send it to you and you can post it. Thank you again

  11. Didi Younginer says:

    Just a quick update on Jenni (formally known as Ruby). Jenni has learned a lot in the last year and a half. She has calmed down (somewhat, sometimes), become a perfect leash walker, a therapy dog and my best friend. We have a song about Jenni we sing quite often…”who’s the best dog in the whole wide world….Jenni, Jenni”. She really is the best. She loves every dog, cat, person and we recently found out that she adores, and is so gentle with, our new grandson.
    Thank you all for constant and continued help with those in need

  12. Steve Salerno says:

    Hey, Jenni. I remember Ruby very well…can visualize her right now. I think you might have stopped in Zeetlegoo’s one Saturday while I was there with some of our current SOAR residents…don’t remember whether or not she was with you. Thanks for the update and for giving her the chance to shine.

    Steve Salerno

  13. Charlie Pate says:

    I have a heart for animals, especially ones that have been rescued. My hat goes off to all that you all do and on Facebook I have started to share your photos for furry family members to be adopted. I hope you don’t mind me doing this with our your permission. I just moved back here from California and I am the founder / president of a children’s non-profit organization over in California. Now I am here I am doing what I can to give back. Again thank you for all that your are doing. Over in Calif it was devastating to hear of all the horror stories of pets being abused or abandoned.

  14. Matt LeBlanc says:

    Hello from Massachusetts! Up-date on Jasper (no A, he likes er better) He is such a great boy. He loves going for rides in the truck and enjoys going for runs in the woods! He is the best cuddle buddy anyone could have. He was stubborn at first but once he realized that he had a real home and that he was now a part of our family he warmed right up and now listens and wants to please. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. I have some pictures and will be sure to send them to you shortly. Again thank you for allowing me this opportunity to gain a best friend. – Matt

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Hi, Matt. Thanks for the update on ‘no A’ Jasper, and please excuse the late reply. Glad to hear that living in the Bay State agrees with Jasper. I fondly remember him from his days at Brunswick County’s Animal Protective Services and then at SOAR. I can tell you that he was extremely popular with volunteers and staff at both places. I look forward to your sending us some pictures and anything else you would like to share with us on the subject of life with Jasper so that I can put something together for posting to our website’s Honor Grads page. THANK YOU for adopting.

      Steve Salerno

  15. Kelsey says:

    Hello everyone ! My husband and I adopted Mango (now know and Oki) last Summer. He is a very lovable dog and a wonderful cuddle buddy. He has adapted very well with our other dog and our 6 month old baby. He isn’t a fan of all the snow we had this past Winter in Delaware, but I don’t think any of us were. Sorry it took so long to give ya’ll an update but it’s been a very busy household !!!

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Kelsey, thanks for the update on our old (young) pal Mango. He made quite a few friends while he was here at SOAR and they will be tickled to hear that he’s having a fine time in DE. I will put a post on our homepage and Honor Grads page.

  16. Taylor Raine says:

    Hi soar
    Went to your adoption at oak island and saw Bailee she is so cute my husband would not let us get him but he changed his mind by then you guys had already left can you update me if has been adopted
    Thanks, Taylor

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Taylor…As far as I know, Baylee is still available. I have left a voicemail with our director, Cathy Robbins, regarding your interest, but you should call her as well at 457-6340.

  17. Lisa Phillips says:

    Howdy partners at SOAR, I want to thank you sincerely for taking care of my recently adopted trail buddy Kita. I will be taking him home to Kentucky on Tuesday.
    I am grateful for the compassion and the effort that everyone at this rescue has in order to make your animals so adoptable. I will do my best to strengthen the bond that your volunteers put on your dogs. Dogs don’t roll over for just anybody, but I think yours may. Many Thanks, Lisa

  18. Marlowe Moore Fairbanks says:

    Dear SOAR,

    In 2008, I adopted a non-housebroken 7 or 8 year old coonhound named Buck from you. He’d been with you almost a year and had been adopted/returned once before I met him. It didn’t take long for us to bond and become a family, and Buck (renamed Buckshot Lee Moore, called Buckley) was my faithful companion for the next four years. He died this past November of old age and had a wonderful life–I can’t thank you enough for taking him in, taking good care of him, and making our life together possible. He was a gentle, sweet spirit who ended up with a lot of friends and admirers over the course of his time with me. Thank you all for keeping SOAR going and making it possible for humans and animals to find each other. Many blessings, Marlowe

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Hello Mr. Fairbanks. Thank you for letting us know about Buck (“Buckley”). I have been with SOAR since early 2005, and remember him well. It is nice to hear that he made so many friends along the way, and it is obvious that he made a difference in your life, as I am certain you did in his. For whatever we did for Buck, and for you, I say, “you are welcome.” It is very gratifying to hear stories like yours, especially those involving the less obvious adoption choices. Here’s to Buckley.

      Steve Salerno

  19. Talena moss says:

    Is Maddie adopted yet?
    Can I get some info please?!!

    • Steve Salerno says:

      Talena…Maddie is still with us. We recently brought her in from Animal Protective Services in Supply after just having had a litter of pups. It looks like the 2-3 year old has had multiple litters. She was spayed last week and tested negative for Heartworm. That’s good news. She is a little underweight at about 25 pounds so we hope to see her gain a few pounds. Maddie is a happy girl – probably a mix of Flat Coat Retriever and Spaniel. She will probably be with us on the 30th for the adoption event at the Shallotte Petsense (see our Events page). Otherwise, if you would like to see her call us at 457-6340, or come by the shelter (8:00-12:00 M-W, F; 10:00-2:00 on Saturday). Thanks.

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